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Physical Therapist, Inpatient

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Category: Physical Therapy
Department: Rehab Inpatient - 708300
Position Type: Regular
Shift: Rotating Shift
Hours Per Week: Full time 32 hours per week
FT/PT/PD: Regular
Location: New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Summary:

Provides Physical Therapy services to the hospital’s inpatients, day surgery patients, and pre-operative patients as per written orders within the established policies of this department and New England Baptist Hospital.

Principal Duties and Essential Functions:

  1. Upon receiving written orders, initiates the patient care process of assessment of the patient’s functional status and needs. This patient care process includes, but is not limited to,
  1. Formulation of patient diagnosis and prognosis based on evaluative findings and interpretation of these findings
  2. Development of an appropriate and specific treatment plan of care, complete with measurable, realistic, and timely goals
  3. Reassessment of progress as needed based on established timeframes, patient response to treatment, or change in status
  4. Formulation of discharge plan and ability to work with patient, patient family members, and other healthcare team members to successfully carryout discharge plan
  5. Documentation of patient evaluation, progress notes, re-evaluations, and discharge in a thoroughly and timely manner in the patient medical record
  1. Actively participates in walk rounds, verbal rounds and patient care team conferences when appropriate.
  2. Prepares daily patient charge records of treatments and supplies.
  3. Participates in the Clinical Education Program through the supervision and instruction of affiliating Physical Therapy students and interns.
  4. Supervises/Directs Physical Therapy Aides and Physical Therapy Assistants in performance of assigned tasks, when indicated.
  5. Participates in staff meetings, departmental groups aimed at improving clinical practice, and in-service education programs both inside and outside of the institution.
  6. Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills necessary for success in a multi-disciplinary, acute care hospital setting.
  7. Completes annual safety testing and departmental competencies.
  8. Performs other duties as required.

Education:

  Bachelors, Masters or DPT preferred

Licensure/Certification/Registration

MA licensure

American Heart Association BLS or Heart Saver Required

Required Work Experience:

1-3 years of related work experience preferred. New grads welcome